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Northwestern basketball lands Boston College transfer A.J. Turner

The 6-foot-5 wing will sit a year and then play two.

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Boston College sophomore forward A.J. Turner will transfer to Northwestern, he announced on Twitter Wednesday evening.

Turner played 30.8 minutes per game for Boston College last season, averaging 8.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Turner played in all of Boston College’s 32 games last season, but the team went 9-23 and finished last in the ACC. He shot a solid 37.4 percent from three and had an impressive 112.3 offensive rating according to Ken Pomeroy’s rating system.

Chris Collins recruited Turner back when he was a four-star recruit (per ESPN) out of New Hampton School in New Hampshire, the same prep school as 2017 signee Anthony Gaines. Turner, a native of Warren, MI, chose Boston College over offers from Florida State, Iowa State, Stanford and others.

Turner will need to miss a year due to NCAA transfer rules but will be ready to play for the 2018-19 season.